Critical Mention vs. Infegy Atlas

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Critical Mention
Score 7.1 out of 10
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Critical Mention headquartered in New York offers their eponymous media monitoring platform for public relations and crisis management.N/A
Infegy Atlas
Score 6.4 out of 10
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Infegy Atlas is a social monitoring tool that moves beyond simple number counting to providing answers that help researchers better understand consumers through advanced automated analysis of social media.N/A
Pricing
Critical MentionInfegy Atlas
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Critical MentionInfegy Atlas
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
Additional Details
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User Ratings
Critical MentionInfegy Atlas
Likelihood to Recommend
6.8
(21 ratings)
6.4
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(7 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
8.0
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Critical MentionInfegy Atlas
Likelihood to Recommend
Critical Mention
Critical Mention is great for schools/businesses/etc. that want to know when they are in the news. Sometimes a brand's reputation can suffer greatly if you are not aware of an issue that was posted by a competitor or media outlet If you are not in the news a lot, there is no need for this product.
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Infegy
It is difficult to think of a scenario where social listening would be useful but Infegy as a tool would not. In fact, the only times I run into problems using Infegy for people is when they don't have reasonable objectives (they don't really understand what social listening is, perhaps) so their expectations are disproportionate to the technology. If you're looking for a social listening tool, ask how many websites (approximately) they source from, how their sentiment and other natural language processing (NLP) is developed (e.g. machine learning), how many languages they monitor, how many languages they do sentiment in, if they give you API exporting within the dashboard pricing, what exporting formats and volumes they allow you, what influencer identification they have.
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Pros
Critical Mention
  • Critical Mention's customer service is excellent. Any time we've had a challenge finding a clip or anything, they are on top of it and go above and beyond to make sure we have what we are looking for quickly.
  • The ability to create tailored clips of each mention and quickly share them is unparalleled.
  • The reporting feature is fantastic. It makes it very simple to pull detailed reports and share them with interested parties.
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Infegy
  • Historical reach is a major strength of Atlas; unlike other monitoring/analytics services, Atlas has nearly a decade of cached social media discussion which enables important retrospective comparisons and research.
  • The visualizations produced by Atlas of the various metrics it analyzes are attractive and easy to understand.
  • Atlas is very easy-to-use. Even a novice can quickly use the tool to gather information.
  • The support provided by Infegy for its customers is outstanding. I've seldom encountered a company that values its customers as much as Infegy does. They are highly-knowledgeable and responsive.
  • Atlas' database is far more timely than other social monitoring tools - they do not rely as heavily on purchasing caches of data second-hand from other providers.
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Cons
Critical Mention
  • I believe the one frustration I have with searching in general that if the closed captioning is not correct on the broadcast end Critical Mention will miss that data. Which is not a Critical Mention issue and does overcome depending on the search. Also, it would be great if you wanted to capture a complete 30 minutes newscast, it could be done by using the search. The clips need to be about to handle 30-minute programs.
  • One nagging issue when using Critical Mention is that it does not save e-mail addresses when sending a report and this requires a waste of time having to type in e-mails that should be able to be pulled from the customers' contacts.
  • Also, it would be great if you wanted to capture a complete 30 minutes newscast, it could be done by using the search. The clips need to be able to handle 30-minute programs.
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Infegy
  • Moving content from the platform to a report...need better export options
  • Pulling in complete data vs. a cross-section of what's available for analysis
  • More data from FB and Instagram
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Likelihood to Renew
Critical Mention
I gave this a 5 only because I do not make the decisions to renew. When I used this at my previous company, I also recommended to the decision maker to renew this tool as it was a crucial piece to the overall client objective
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Infegy
Atlas is reasonably-priced and provides excellent value compared to other enterprise tools in the same space. Moreover, we have an excellent relationship with the Infegy team and are consistently impressed with the high quality of support they provide.
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Usability
Critical Mention
It's great for quickly looking up a specific clip, but this platform makes it difficult to select and accurately report on a high volume of clips
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Infegy
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Support Rating
Critical Mention
Look, Critical Mention follows up on an or phone call immediately or in the AM the following business day. I have called them after hours and get a live person to work through any issues that may have come up. Support seems to be job one with Critical Mention.
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Infegy
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Implementation Rating
Critical Mention
Critical Mention implementation was easy and fast. Their support and training were awesome.
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Infegy
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Alternatives Considered
Critical Mention
Burrelles is confusing and outdated. Critical Mention works on the side of the account team and understands our needs better. I was able to share hundreds of outlets that I wanted to be included in my online search and Critical Mention added all of them in less than a day I was seeing better results in my searches. The possibilities with Burrelles seem limited while Critical Mention's online monitoring service really lets me craft reports the way I want to
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Infegy
We did a deep, thorough survey of each of these tools. Some of my earlier answers have covered the distinction. I would rank the top 5: Infegy Atlas NetBase Synthesio Brandwatch DataRank Part of it is current capabilities, of course, but a big part of it is product direction. Some of these tools do not value Natural Language Processing NEARLY enough, and do not do real work to build NLP based on actual Linguistic Theory (which is surprisingly scientific, by the way), so they just do a little to monitor volume and pretty poor sentiment, call it social listening, and deliver it to enterprise clients. This is true of Radian6, Meltwater, Visible Technologies (which was acquired by Cision recently, hence its inclusion here). Of course, my list above is the enterprise level top 5. If you're looking for small biz solutions check out Mention (formerly social mention) or NUVI if you can scale to the bottom of their tiers.
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Return on Investment
Critical Mention
  • Every week the department I am a part does dozens of searches on Critical Mention. We use it as our primary search engine for all things broadcast.
  • One negative aspect is that we do not know where Critical Mention gets their audience viewing numbers from so we just have to take it as their word.
  • Another negative aspect is that we are limited on the amount of time that one clip can be so we have to share several clips of the same show with our clients.
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Infegy
  • More informed strategy sessions
  • Positive ROI in booking new business
  • Increased content performance due to more informed content strategy
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